Andy McNab

1959 - Today

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Steven Billy Mitchell, (born 28 December 1959), usually known by the pseudonym and pen-name of Andy McNab, is a novelist and former British Army infantry soldier.He came into public prominence in 1993 when he published a book entitled Bravo Two Zero containing an account of a military mission in which he had taken part with the Special Air Service (SAS) during the Persian Gulf War, for which he had been awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal. He had previously been awarded the Military Medal in 1979 for gallantry in action whilst serving with the Royal Green Jackets in Northern Ireland.He has published a number of other fiction novels and two autobiographies in addition to Bravo Two Zero. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Andy McNab has received more than 831,768 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Andy McNab is the 1,422nd most popular military personnel (down from 1,171st in 2019), the 4,314th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,653rd in 2019) and the 94th most popular British Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Andy McNab ranks 1,422 out of 1,466. Before him are Frederick E. Morgan, Leonidas Polk, John Dill, Sir Henry Wilson, 1st Baronet, John Hunt, Baron Hunt, and William J. Hardee. After him are Daniel Harvey Hill, John Buford, Abu Omar al-Shishani, Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy, Sterling Price, and Lewis H. Brereton.

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Among people born in 1959, Andy McNab ranks 336Before him are Alexander Belostenny, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Vagiz Khidiyatullin, Tamara Tunie, Chingiz Abdullayev, and Roberto Fiore. After him are Francisco Flores Pérez, Cherie Currie, John Lauridsen, Alan Taylor, Juan Barbas, and Ali Bujsaim.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Andy McNab ranks 4,314 out of 6,924. Before him are Polly Samson (1962), Mackenzie Bowell (1823), Peter Withe (1951), Jessie J (1988), James Oglethorpe (1696), and George Reid (1845). After him are Jaime Murray (1976), Simon Blackburn (1944), Emile Heskey (1978), Robert Edmond Grant (1793), Ronnie Allen (1929), and Tony Barton (1937).


Among military personnels born in United Kingdom, Andy McNab ranks 94Before him are Arnold Jackson (1891), Edward Evans, 1st Baron Mountevans (1880), Albert Ball (1896), Frederic Thesiger, 2nd Baron Chelmsford (1827), Frederick E. Morgan (1894), and John Dill (1881). After him are Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy (1862), Max Horton (1883), Sir James Outram, 1st Baronet (1803), Redvers Buller (1839), Andy Green (1962), and Alexander Windsor, Earl of Ulster (1974).